Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony
October 7, 2012
This year’s Alumni
Hall of Fame inductees all took different paths in life after
graduating from Port Jervis High School.
Betty Jane Polanis, Hugh Spangenberg and Frank Bell all remained
in their beloved hometown, where they raised their
families and became pillars of the community. Senator Brian
Bushweller, Dr. Daniel Decker, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, and Gay Trovei
left home to pursue careers in areas where they have become
leaders in their chosen fields.
None of them ever forgot their roots. At the October 7 induction
banquet, they attributed their success - and their
deep-seeded commitment to help others - to the strong foundation
they received growing up in small town.
OF 2012 -
Pictured at the Oct.
7, 2012 Hall of Fame banquet at the Erie Trackside
Manor are (from left)
Gay Trovei,'78; Frank Bell, '50; Hugh Spangenberg,'59;
Dr. Daniel Decker,'70; Edward Polanis and Meg Polanis
who accepted the award on behalf of the late Betty
Jane Polanis,'50; Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, '72; and Sen.
to learn more about the seven distinguished alumni.
Class of 1950
Meg Polanis Roa, '86, accepted the award on behalf of
Class of 1959
George Rollman provided the introduction for his fellow coach.
Class of 1960
John Bell, '85,
introduced his father.
Class of 1963
Jim Galligan, '62, introduced his cousin.
Daniel Decker, Ph.D.,
Class of 1970
Dr. Decker was introduced by
his sister-in-law Patti Lynn Decker, '76
Jeffrey Cohen, M.D.,
Class of 1972
Dr. Cohen was introduced
his wife Ellen S. Cohen, M.D.
Class of 1978
Art Trovei, '70, introduced his sister.
School Board members, district administrators,
teachers, alumni, retirees, local officials and community
were among the guests who
attended the fourth annual Alumni Hall of Fame banquet.